uLaval professor among those killed in QC mosque attack

February 1, 2017

A professor and researcher at Université Laval was among the victims killed in the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Center in Quebec City on Sunday night, reports CBC. Khaled Belkacemi, 60, was a father and full professor at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science at uLaval. “It's a big loss,” said Hani Antoun, a retired uLaval professor. “He was a very competent and well known man in his field.” Belkacemi’s wife, Safia Hamoudi, is also a full professor and researcher in the same faculty at uLaval. “Our university community is in mourning today. We mourn the death of an esteemed member of the Faculty and the University, a devoted and beloved man of his colleagues and students,” said uLaval University Rector Denis Brière in a statement. CBC | Journal de Montréal | Montreal Gazette